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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!!

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!!

Jun 20, 2012

(Photo Courtesy of NOAA) Lightning Safety Week:  June 24-30, 2012 Lightning-related injuries and fatalities are preventable. NOAA’s National Weather Service provides an informative website with information about the science of lightning, lightning safety, survivor stories and other lightning resources.  Remember: When Thunder Roars, Go...

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Mar 2, 2012

Gov. Bev Perdue declared March 4-10 Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina and recommends that families have safety plans for home, work or school so they can respond quickly when tornadoes or severe storms threaten. In addition, the annual Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 9:30 AM. Please take a moment to review the...

Severe Weather Potential for Central NC – Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Severe Weather Potential for Central NC – Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Apr 15, 2011

A line of severe thunderstorms driven by strong dynamics and instability will push east into central NC Saturday afternoon, moving across the area from 10 am through 7 pm. The Storm Prediction Center map at the right shows the Severe Weather Potential for Saturday, April 16th, 2011. See the following briefings prepared by Jeff Orrock, NWS Raleigh, for details...

Tuesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Tuesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 1, 2011

This week has been declared North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2011. Today’s severe weather topic is lightning. Five times hotter than the sun’s surface and killing more people annually than tornadoes, lightning is a deadly force of nature. There are some important facts that you should know and safety precautions that you should take...

Monday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Monday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Feb 28, 2011

This week has been declared North Carolina’s Severe Weather Awareness week for 2011. Today we will define severe thunderstorms and learn why it is important to remember….When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! …Severe Thunderstorms… In 2010 the National Weather Service redefined the hail criteria for severe thunderstorms. Hail stones must reach...

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Feb 25, 2011

Governor Bev Perdue in conjunction with the National Weather Service and Department of Crime Control and Public Safety have declared the week of February 27th through March 5th as Severe Weather Awareness week for 2011. All week long the National Weather Service will be issuing informative messages to help you prepare for severe weather. Severe weather topics...

Severe Thunderstorms

Severe Thunderstorms

Jul 14, 2010

(Photo courtesy of Ken Cheek) According to the North Carolina State Climate Office, thunderstorms typically are 15 miles or less in diameter and last an average of 20 to 30 minutes. Downbursts and straight-line winds associated with thunderstorms can produce winds of 100-150 miles per hour – enough to flip large trucks and endanger airplane landings and...

NOAA Public Alert Radios Save Lives

NOAA Public Alert Radios Save Lives

Jun 25, 2010

How will you know if there is a severe storm or other type of hazardous situation occurring in your area? If you answered radio or T.V. broadcasts, what about in the middle of the night when you are likely to be sleeping? NOAA Public Alert Radios , also known as Weather Alert Radios, are designed to signal different types of alerts to the public for all-hazards...